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Vote nears on resuming eviction proceedings in California

Proposed bill sets limit on rent increases, changes eviction rules
Posted at 5:17 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 08:17:58-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Judicial Council of California is preparing to vote on whether to resume eviction and foreclosure proceedings.

The council voted to halt those proceedings in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced Tuesday the council would vote on Thursday whether to resume those proceedings on Sept. 1.

The decision gives the state Legislature time to pass a bill by their Aug. 31 deadline offering relief to tenants and landlords.

The Legislature is considering two proposals. Both would halt evictions for nonpayment because of the coronavirus. But they differ in how they would compensate landlords for missed rent.